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Before and After

September 4, 2017

I’m always impressed by how much information can be pulled from dark shadows and blown out highlights. Pull the slider back and forth to see the original image straight from the camera, and the final edited image.



Before and After

January 8, 2017

Here’s another before and after comparison. The ‘after’ image is actually composed of 3 separate exposures, blended manually.

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Empty Vancouver

December 27, 2015

Sunrise, Christmas morning. I looked outside to see a touch of blue in the dark sky, and the promise of a sunny day ahead. I remembered a story about a photographer who shoots downtown streets at dawn on Christmas morning. He figured that there are fewer cars on the road then than at any other time of the year. So I jumped in my car and headed over the Burrard Street Bridge to confirm that theory. Sure enough, I had just about every street to myself, apart from the occasional cab and a handful of committed joggers and dog walkers. I can park anywhere. Jaywalk as I please. Stand in the middle of intersections with impunity. So this is what it feels like to be the last man on earth.

Burrard Bridge
Georgia Street
Lions Gate Bridge

When the sun finally came up I headed to the overpass on the Stanley Park Causeway to see how the day looked from one of my all-time favourite views in the city. The clouds parted and gave me a glimpse of the North Shore mountains, then closed for the rest of the day.


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Yaletown One of a Kind

October 12, 2015

I have shot many homes in The Mark over the past couple of years, but none like this one. In fact, I have never seen a downtown location with its own private roof deck, complete with pool, hot tub and outdoor kitchen. There’s a 3100 square foot, three bedroom Robert Ledingham – designed home directly underneath as well. Ask Whitney Lewis if it’s still available, because you won’t see another one like in in quite a while.







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    West Vancouver beachfront

    February 9, 2014

    I have shot quite a few waterfront properties over the years, in White Rock, Horseshoe Bay, Deep Cove and Point Grey. While there are lots of areas where private property touches the shore, most of them feature rocky shores or steep cliffs between the lot and the water. This West Van house, on the other hand, has an actual beach and a slope that allows you to wade right in to Burrard Inlet. Add to that the wood and granite interior, and huge windows with unobstructed views from east to west, and you have an amazing estate you can only find on the West Coast. Here are a few choice photos. Harvey Kardos has the rest.

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  • Richmond Panorama

    March 26, 2013

    Although Richmond is flat, it’s few hi-rises are well spaced apart and offer an unobstructed view of the Lower Mainland. This condo, offered by Vancouver Luxury Realty, also faces north, making it easy to capture these impressive views from its floor to ceiling windows.

    Richmond Hi-Rise

    Richmond Hi-rise

    Richmond Hi-Rise

    The Sage

    November 25, 2012

    The lobbies of most residential buildings are forgettably drab — you walk through them on your way to the elevator and nothing registers. Not so with the entry to Kenstone’s Sage in the Wesbrook Place community of UBC. The lobby reflects the forest surrounding the building, with huge planks of rough cedar that look like they were painted on the walls with a palette knife. Designer Merike Lainevool of Kodu Design filled the main floor lounge with comfortable sofas and low-slung tables that invite you to sit down and enjoy the reflecting pools that grace the building’s front.

    Capilano Highlands

    October 14, 2012

    Here are some images of a nicely decorated home I shot for Clive and Steve the other day. Lots of whites, with splashes of colour everywhere. In North Vancouver, near the top of Capilano Road.

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    BC Home and Garden Magazine

    September 23, 2012

    The September issue of BC Home and Garden is running a story that I shot back in May. It’s always fun to see your work (and your name) in print.